Today in Labor History – December 2nd
A Chicago “slugger”, paid $50 by labor unions for every scab he “discouraged”, described his job in an interview: “Oh,
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Today in Labor History – December 1st
A. “Tony” Boyle, future president of the United Mine Workers (UMW) was born on this date. He served as president
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Today in Labor History – November 30th
“Fighting Mary” Eliza McDowell was born on this date. In 1902, McDowell helped organize the first women’s local union of
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Today in Labor History – November 29th
Retail workers at Boston Stores in Milwaukee launched a strike at the beginning of the Christmas rush. The strike was
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Today in Labor History – November 28th
  William Sylvis was born on this day. Sylvis is best remembered as a founder of the Iron Molders’ International
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Today in Labor History – November 27th
1,200 workers sat down at Midland Steel, forcing recognition of the United Auto Workers in Detroit, Michigan. - 1936 The
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Today in Labor History – November 26th
Four months before the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, six young women burned to death and 19 more died when they
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Today in Labor History – November 25th
10,000 New Orleans workers, black and white, participated in a solidarity parade of unions comprising the Central Trades and Labor
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Today in Labor History – November 24th
The United Cigar Makers of New York affiliated with the Cigar Makers’ International Union (CMIU) to form CMIU Local 144.
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Today in Labor History – November 23rd
Army troops were sent to Cripple Creek, Colorado to put down a rebellion by striking coal miners. 600 union members
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